Dicalcium Phosphate Dihydrate Granular (DC)


    FormulaCaHPO4 . 2H20
    AppearanceWhite granules
    CharacteristicStable in air. Insoluble in alcohol, practically insoluble in water, but is readily soluble in dilute hydrochloric acid and nitric acids. Alkaline in aqueous solution (pH value 8.95 ± 0.35). It is easy to lose crystal water at 180°C and becomes sodium pyrophosphate at 250°C
    PharmacopoeiaFCC, USP, EP, E341 (ii)
    CAS No.7789-77-7
    BTN2825 25 0000
    Molecular weight172.09


    Assay98.0 to 102.0%
    (A,B & C)
    Particle sizeon 40mesh: Max 1%
    On 100 mesh: Min 40%
    Pass 325 mesh: Max 5%
    Acid Insoluble
    Max 0.2 %
    Chloride (Cl)Max 0.25 %
    Bulk DensityTapped: 0.9-1.2g/ml
    Untapped: 0.8 - 1.1g/ml
    FluorideMax 0.005 %
    Heavy metalsMax 30 ppm
    CadmiumMax 1 ppm
    ArsenicMax 3 ppm
    Loss on Ignition24.5 to 26.5%
    LeadMax 2 ppm
    MercuryMax 0.1 ppm
    Iron (Fe)Max 400 ppm
    SulphateMax 0.5 %
    P2O5 (as anhydrous)50.0 to 52.5%
    StorageStore in a tightly sealed container in a cool dry well ventilated area. Avoid exposure to heat and moisture.
    Packaging25kg paper bags with PE liner
    Shelf life2 years


    Total plate countMax 1000 cfu/g
    YeastsMax 100 cfu/g
    MouldsMax 100 cfu/g
    Escherichia ColiNegative

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    This specification has been last modified on Thu 5 January 2012 (881)

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